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Free Classes at Senior Center include Tai Chi, visual relaxation class, reduce insomnia, and longevity breathing class. An activities sheet is at the front desk with days and times of classes. All classes are known to reduce stress, improve health, improve memory, reduce high blood pressure, increase energy, reduce insomnia, reversal of biological aging. For more information, call (828)349-2058.

Smoky Mountains Veteran Stand Down will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Macon County Community Facility Building, 1288 Ga. Rd. in Franklin. Haircuts, military surplus gear, Employment Security Office, Veteran’s Benefit Administration, local education services, legal services, housing support, medical and mental health services, veteran’s service officers, supportive services for veteran families, food, fellowship. Bring a VA ID card or your DD-214 if able. To volunteer, call Daylon Plemens at (828)349-2151. For more information, call Mark Shuler at (828)456-6061 ext 204.

Transportation Advisory Committee of the Southwestern Rural Planning Organization (RPO) will meet on Thursday, Aug. 21, 5:30 p.m., at the Southwestern Commission office, 125 Bonnie Lane, Sylva. The meeting will include a special public comment period related to final approval of the Southwestern RPO Transportation Prioritization project list. Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided, if requests are made 2 business days in advance. For more information, please contact Philip Moore, Coordinator of the Southwestern RPO, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at (828)339-2213.

Celebrate the 7th Anniversary of the purchase of Historic Rickman Store on Saturday, Aug. 23, doors will open at 10 a.m. with an ice cream social and music starting at 11:30 a.m. The store is located on Cowee Creek Rd. off Bryson City Rd Hwy. 28 N.

Open House at the Holly Springs Community Building, 2720 Cat Creek Road in Franklin, on Saturday, Aug. 23, at noon. Refreshments will be served.

Donaldson Kimsey Family Reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 24, at picnic shed on the old Carl Donaldson home place located on wide Horizon Rd. Lunch will be served around 12:45 p.m. Bring a covered dish and join family and friends for lunch and fellowship.

Highlands Plateau Audubon Society to present "Natural History Photography: Revealing the unseen world around us", by nature photographer, Clay Bolt. The program will be held on Monday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m. at the Hudson Library, 554 Main Street, Highlands. Free and open to the public. For additional information, call (828)743-9670 or visit www.highlandsaudubonsociety.org.

Diabetic Support Group will meet Monday, Aug. 25, 4 p.m., in the cafeteria at AMC. For more information call Kim Watkins (828)369-4166.

Sustainable Mountain Living Communities Free Health and Nutrition Class, Food is Medicine on Monday, Aug. 25, 6 p.m. at the Clayton Municipal Complex on Hwy. 76 West. Dr. Richard Vail. a chiropractor and naturopath, will explain practical things you can do at home that will make a big difference in your health and wellness.Registration is not required. For information contact (706)782-7978, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit us on Facebook at SMLCinc.

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 81, Macon-Jackson County will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 69 Iotla Street. All local, county and federal law enforcement personnel, active or retired as well as their support staff are welcome to attend. For more information call John O'Connor at (828)349-0698.

Angel Medical Center Disease Management Services Hypertension & High Cholesterol Class Lunch and Learn will be held on Thursday, Aug. 28, 11:30 a.m. and repeated at 12:15 p.m., in the back of the dining room. The class includes information on discussing the different classes of medications, what they do, and possible side effects. The class is led by Debra L. P. Cowan, Pharm. D., BS. Pharm, D, FASHP. For more information, call Kim Watkins at (828)349-8290.

Gem and Mineral Society of Franklin will meet on Thursday, Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m. at the Community facilities building on 441 S. Kim Cochran from Atlanta will present a program on gold. Light refreshments will be served.


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